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Bring! On! The! Boots! If there’s one thing appropriate for pretty much any season (but especially fall and winter), it’s boots and booties. For those of us who believe you can never own too many of the chic shoe, the 2020 boot trends are a welcome addition to our boot arsenals. You’re going to want to make some major room in your closet—or shoe rack, or under your bed—because the boot trends this year came to walk all over previous seasons. Expect to see your favorite styles updated for fall and winter 2020, as well as some new looks in the mix. 2020 is officially for boot-lovers, and our fall ensembles cannot wait.
Boots and booties trends are arguably some of the most fun to play around with because they don’t differ too much from year to year. I mean, buy a good black Chelsea boot and you’re pretty much set for years to come. However, the 2020 boot trends will give us all a chance to try out something new. Whether it be a bright pop of color, some metallic glam or letting your socks do the talking, 2020 is already filled with the chicest boots.
Below, you’ll find seven boot trends you can expect to reign this fall—plus ways to shop them all. These boots and booties trends were made for both walking and looking stylish, so feel free to stock up on a few pairs. You can go bold or stay neutral, but either way, you’ll look chic AF.
1. Over-The-Knee Glam
Over-the-knee boots are nothing new, but in fall 2020, expect this trend to lean toward the glamorous. From colorful metallics to lace-up over-the-knee boots, you’re going to have legs for days. Consider this your excuse to buy a few pairs of statement-makers.
Shine on with these seriously fun metallic over-the-knee boots. Whether you wear them with an all-black outfit and let the boots be the star of the show or pair them with a floral fall midi dress, you’re sure to be a hit.
A smokey brown snake print boot is always a great fall option. Plus, animal prints are basically neutrals at this point, so you can pair these over-the-knee boots with just about anything.
2. Nice & Neutral
Neutrals are a trend for 2020 in all things—boots included. The best part about it? Blacks, whites, browns and all the neutral colors go with pretty much anything. 2020 is the perfect time to splurge on that pair of neutral boots you’ve been eyeing, as you’re sure to get plenty of use out of them in the coming months.
A pair of tall ivory boots are a fall and winter must-have. The ivory is a bit creamier than classic white, so these chic boots will play well with just about all your fall ensembles.
Of course, you can’t go wrong with classic tall brown boot with a bit of a heel. These neutral boots have a three-and-a-half inch heel that’s sure to give you some major heigh this fall.
3. Cut-Out Boots
Bare all to the world, my friends, including your socks (or feet, if you’re down with that). In 2020, cut-out boots are sure to be the unexpected trend you see everywhere. Grab your coolest socks or dare to go sock-less with these cut-out boots. The choice is yours.
Wear these Village Rouge cut-out boots with some fun sheer socks this fall—or go without socks if the weather is warm enough.
If you want a splurge item for the fall, try these cut-out boots from 3.1 Phillip Lim. Sure, they’re on the pricier side, but they’ll definitely be a stable in your wardrobe for seasons.
4. Platform Boots
We’re calling it now: 2020 is the year of the platform shoe. Expect to see platform boots from all your favorite designers in the new year. As someone who’s definitely on the short side, this easier-to-walk-in-than-heels alternative is the ideal fashion situation.
You can’t go wrong with a classic dark brown platform boot this fall. This pair is sure to elevate nearly any already-cute autumnal outfit.
Try out the platform trend and the snake print trend at the same time with these snake print boots. The heels is actually only one-and-a-half inches tall, too, so you’ll stay nice and comfy.
5. The Cowboy Boot Reinvented
The western and cowboy boot have made a big splash in the 2019 circuits, and the trend is getting a bit of an upgrade for 2020. You can expect similar western vibes with a little more flare. I’m talking metallics, sparkles, embroidery—You name it.
Who can resist the splash of light blue on the tip of these western booties? They’re just neutral enough to wear all the time, but bold enough to make a major statement.
If you’re looking for something a little more neutral—but still super chic—try these Villa Rouge boots. They’re not your average cowboy boots, but still pair well with just about anything.
6. A New Kind of Riding Boot
The riding boot has been around for years and years (and years), but in 2020, it’s getting reinvented. A little less prep and little more street style, this upgraded riding boot is sure to be everywhere in the new year. No horse required.
The dual-color aspect of these riding boots is seriously chic—and still neutral enough to go with just about any fall outfit.
These black riding boots truly bring street style to a typically-preppy trend. The cut-out heel adds some serious edge, and you’re sure to wear these boots everywhere.
7. Color Pop
The brighter, the better in 2020. While neutral boots will definitely be seen everywhere in the new year, so will brightly colored boots and booties. This eye-popping trend is a fun one to play around with in any season, and can add some color to dreary winter days as well.
These bright yellow boots are sure to amp up any outfit—no matter the season. Pair them with a classic white button down and jeans for a fun statement shoe look.
If you’re not sure about wearing a shoe that’s seriously bright, try these red booties as a more low-key option. They’re still fun, but not quite as bold as some other pairs might be.
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